Five for Friday

01.) Yesterday I was helping Annelise do her bangs before school (she has natural curls, tons actually, but she likes to flat iron her bangs so they lie flat). I was trying to get the sides of her bangs done and also reminding her how best to hold the flat iron so they lie smooth rather than like broomsticks (it's a toss-up) so I was saying,"Back, and to the left...back, and to the left," a few times.

Naturally that led to a Seinfeld reference, which led to a JFK reference, which led to her watching this clip in the car on the way to school.
Because pop culture tied to movies tied to real-life is like the best alignment ever.

We ended our drive to school deep into conspiracy theories. Good times.

Of course she already knows I'm a Seinfeld and JFK junkie.

02.) In a loosely related side note, I've been known to use classic country music to aid in random learning as well. In fourth grade she had to learn the capitals and states and once when we were quizzing her she couldn't remember the capital of Kansas.

Well, cue Loretta Lynn.
Annelise will never, ever forget the capital of Kansas.

03.) I can't wait until she's old enough to watch Coal Miner's Daughter with me.

04.) That original song search led to the creation of a classic country playlist on Spotify that's heavy on Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings and George Jones along with a few others (like Johnny Horton and Merle Haggard).

Because duh.

Last year we kind of got addicted to listening to it on repeat during our drives to and from school and while Jackson might be our first Johnny and June duet to belt out together (and rightly so), I think Long, Legged Guitar Pickin' Man is the most fun and just might be our favorite.
Also? One of her goals is to learn to play Ring of Fire on her trumpet. Love that!

05.) I promise I didn't intend for this post to become so classic country music heavy, but here we are, so I guess I'll just wrap things up by sharing my playlist.
Happy weekending, y'all!


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